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NGSW Phase 2 Consolidation and info   Small Arms <20mm

Started 30/8/19 by gatnerd; 447499 views.
Gr1ff1th

From: Gr1ff1th

9-Jan

IVAS is not out, the FOV of the display was changed from an ambitious 80FOV to a a still excellent 70FOV (which is nearly twice that of comparable devices) + the addition of an anti-moisture coating to the goggles, it is now on track for deployment later this year, feedback from Project : Convergence 2021 (the wargames), was overwhelmingly positive other than the aforementioned technical issues.

And yes, both NGSW FCS have a disturbed reticle feature

roguetechie

From: roguetechie

9-Jan

Yes it has a disturbed reticle. Other soldiers In the squad can even designate and range something for you.

roguetechie

From: roguetechie

9-Jan

Yeah they ran into hard physics limits at 70 degrees in horizontal spread but in the newest revision (which is essentially a hololens 3) they pretty substantially increased the vertical FOV though which was already substantially better than envg-b.

DavidPawley

From: DavidPawley

13-Jan

SIG are selling commercial versions of their NGSW candidate.

This begs the question; is this because they won, or because they lost?

https://soldiersystems.net/2022/01/13/sig-sauer-announces-commercial-variant-of-army-next-generation-squad-weapon-ngsw-mcx-spear-and-277-sig-fury-ammunition/

JPeelen

From: JPeelen

13-Jan

Firing a 80000 psi cartridge from a 13 inch barrel will doubtless be impressive.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

13-Jan

And updated specs for the SPEAR:

poliorcetes

From: poliorcetes

13-Jan

Thanks for sharing

If IVAS finally delivers even part of what has been announced, it will be more than transformative.

The most important aspect of IVAS, in my opinion, would be IVAS as a front-end and interface to and with BMS.

Indeed in this half decade so many transformative systems are going to feedback between them that it seems to me more and more difficult to make even the simplest predictions except one: war in the broadest sense of the term (including new forms of war) is going to be more and more disconnected of what we think combat is

stancrist

From: stancrist

14-Jan

DavidPawley said:

SIG are selling commercial versions of their NGSW candidate.

This begs the question; is this because they won, or because they lost?

It might not mean either.

According to the article, the Army has not yet made a decision.

SIG may simply be trying to profit from commercial sales while waiting for the Army to select a winner.

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

14-Jan

Its smart way to lobby the army.

In the past many projects US military paid for and never completed , found a second lease of life on the market be it civilian or military only to have US military circle back a couple of years later and buying a modification of an off the shelf system. 

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